Funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne

  February 17, 2019 at 4:01 am by


On February 16, the funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne took place at the Saint-Pierre Church in Beloiel, Belgium. Princess Alix had passed away on 11 February at the age of 89 and leaves behind seven children, twenty grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, though one of her grandchildren, Prince Pedro of Brazil, was killed in a plane crash in 2006. Those attending the funeral were the Grand … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits the Brussels Book Fair

  February 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm by


Today, Thursday February 14, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the 50th edition of the Brussels Book Fair. This year the Flanders was chosen as guest of honor at the Fair to enable French-speaking readers to discover Flemish authors. The Queen started her visit at the Flemish pavilion, called Flirt Flamand where she met with students from a Dutch-speaking and a French-speaking school. Then she visited the Palais … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge at Mental Health in Education event

  February 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm by


On February 13, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a conference at Mercers Hall in London in aid of the Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ programme. Delegates from the mental health and education sectors were present at the conference, where she said “and as we have heard today, it is therefore vital that we support teachers with their own wellbeing so that they can find the best level of care … Continue reading

Queen Máxima in Jordan: February 10 -12

  February 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm by


As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on the evening of Sunday February 10 for a two-day visit. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Monday February 11, with a round table meeting about inclusive financing at the presence of various development … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the BAFTAs

  February 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm by


On February 10, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honour at the BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders with Olivia Colman, who won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite and co-star Rachel Weisz, who won Best Supporting Actress in the same film. Rami Malek was given the Best Actor award … Continue reading

Swedish and Norwegian Royals at World Skiing Championships

  February 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm by


On February 8 and 9, the Swedish and Norwegian royal families met up for the World Skiing Championships in Åre, Sweden. Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf joined Crown Princess Victoria and her family as well as Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit as the families watched the Alpine World Cup together. Norwegians Ragnhild Mowinckel won the bronze medal at the events, as well as Kajsa Vickhoff Lie. … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Endeavour Awards

  February 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm by


On February 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Endeavour Awards at Draper’s Hall in London. The awards are in aid of the Endeavour Fund, which helps wounded, sick and injured military personnel. The organisation was founded in 2014 and hosts an award ceremony each year. The winner of the recognising achievement award was Kelly Ganfield, who won a gold medal at the Invitcus Games in Sydney last … Continue reading

Last Day in Mozambique for Queen Mathilde

  February 6, 2019 at 5:48 pm by


Queen Mathilde started the last day of her working visit to Mozambique today, Wednesday February 6, by meeting the Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi. At lunchtime the Queen attended a luncheon hosted by Mozanbique first lady, Isaura Nyusi. Then Queen Mathilde delivered a speech at the Eduardo Mondlane University. The Queen started her speech by thanking “Mozambique for its kind hospitality”, then, as Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique – Day Two

  February 6, 2019 at 1:55 am by

- La Reine Mathilde effectue une visite au Mozambique en sa qualité de Défenseur des Objectifs de développement durable (SDGs) des Nations Unies. 
- De Koningin Mathilde brengt een werkbezoek aan Mozambique in haar hoedanigheid van Pleitbezorger van de Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen (SDG's) van de Verenigde Naties.

* DzinDzine / Visit Water Desalinization project 
pict. by Didier Lebrun © Photo News via Getty Images)

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Mozambique today, Tuesday February 5, by visiting the project Water Supply Gaza. This project aims to improve access to drinking water in rural areas and it was organized with the help of the Belgian Cooperation Agency ENABEL that constructed a solar-powered drinking water supply for 6 villages in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. After the Queen paid a visit … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique Begins

  February 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm by


As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, today Monday February 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a four-day working visit to Mozambique. Upon her arrival in the capital Maputo, the Queen met with the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Action, Cidália Chaúque Oliveira and the representatives of a non-governmental organization. Then Queen Mathilde paid a … Continue reading

Funeral of the Count of Paris in Dreux

  February 2, 2019 at 6:33 pm by

Albert of Monaco and Jean d’Orléans, comte de Paris attend the funerals of Henri of Orleans, count of Paris and duke of France, at the Saint-Louis Royal Chapel in Dreux, northern France, on February 2, 2019. Prince Henri of Orleans, Orleanist claimant to the French throne, died aged 85 on January 21, 2019.

On February 2; it was the funeral Prince Henri, Count of Paris at the royal chapel in Dreux, the official burial site of members of the Orleanist royal family. The Count passed away on 21 January before he was due to attend the memorial mass for Louis XVI of France in Paris. His wife was unable to attend. The countess of Paris was hospitalized earlier this week. His four surviving … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Bristol

  February 1, 2019 at 5:58 pm by


On February 1, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited One25, a charity helping female sex workers, the Bristol Old Vic and Empire Fighting Chance. The Duke and Duchess began their visit as they were greeted by snowy weather which is affecting most of the UK and caused schools and workplaces to close in Bristol, where they were welcomed by crowds of schoolchildren who had braved the cold to greet … Continue reading

Princess Beatrix Launches the Theme Year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019”

  January 31, 2019 at 5:21 pm by


Yesterday, Wednesday January 30, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of the theme year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019” at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, the Rembrandt House, the Mauritshuis, the Frisian Museum, Museum De Lakenhal and the Rijksmuseum organized numerous exhibitions and activities throughout the country throughout the … Continue reading

Duchess of Sussex at the National Theatre in London

  January 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm by

2019-01-30 13:02:01 epa07331543 Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leaves the National Theatre, Central London, Britain, 30 January 2019. The Duchess was recently announced as Patron of the National Theatre, one of two Patronages passed on by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.  EPA/WILL OLIVER

On January 30, the Duchess of Sussex visited the National Theatre on the South Bank in London. Meghan succeeded from Elizabeth II as patron of the National Theatre as was announced earlier this month. The Queen was patron of the organisation for forty five years. The Duchess met staff at the National Theatre and also participated in a workshop with members of the Pericles production. She then met apprentices working … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Dundee

  January 30, 2019 at 4:32 pm by


On January 29, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened a new branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland. Kate became patron of the V&A in February 2018, and the new museum was the centre of a project aiming to regenerate Dundee’s waterfront to reshape the city’s future as a hub for creative industries. Kate is a keen photographer and said she was “thrilled to be standing … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm by


On Wednesday January 23, attended the launch of the 16th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School Corantijn in Amsterdam. At the presence of the pupils the Princess read the book “A house for Harry”, a story about a stray cat who, with the help of his friends, finds his home again. The book, written and illustrated by Leo Timmers, was elected Picture Book of the … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge launches family helpline in Lewisham

  January 23, 2019 at 11:07 am by


On January 22, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the South East London offices of Family Action to launch their new call, texting and email service FamilyLine, which supports parents and carers who are struggling to look after their children at home. During the visit, Kate wore a dress from Beulah, a fashion brand based in London that donates money to vulnerable women who are victims of modern slavery and domestic … Continue reading

Death of the Count of Paris

  January 21, 2019 at 11:41 am by


Prince Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris and head of the French royal family has died today. The sad news was announced on facebook by his eldest surviving son, Prince Jean, Duke of Vendôme: J’ai la tristesse de vous annoncer le décès de mon père, Monseigneur le Comte de Paris, survenu ce matin. Je le confie à vos prières. Jean, Duc de Vendôme Domaine Royal de Dreux , le 21 janvier … Continue reading

Duke of Edinburgh in car crash

  January 18, 2019 at 11:24 am by


On January 17, the Duke of Edinburgh crashed his car on the A149 in Norfolk, causing his Land Rover to turn over. He escaped from the crash unharmed and it is known that the other passengers and drivers who were also in the incident are also safe. The crash occurred the day before counselors in Norfolk had agreed to cut the speed limit on the A149 as there had been … Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge visits community garden

  January 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm by


On January 15, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the King Henry’s Walk community garden in Islington to observe how the project brings local people together through gardening. The Duchess visited children from St. Jude and St. Paul’s Primary School, who were making pizzas when she first arrived at the garden. The garden is supported by Islington Council and contains growing plots for local residents where the use of organic growing … Continue reading

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